Re: Scottish Elevator?
A sight for all to see..
1788 posts • joined 29 Jan 2010
I'd also be worried about strong magnetic fields. It'd be somewhat irritating having an MRI scan without your eyes, and down right dangerous if stray EM fields could cause interference whilst say driving or operating heavy machinery.
It would be interesting to see what sort of japes you could get upto shining various light sources, frequencies, colours and patterns to cause issues for the poor optically enhanced recipient.
Sony's Small apps have been with us for 8 years now. It's not a half-baked or rushed idea.
Perhaps, Apple could be playing catch-up? (especially against Sony again.. Considering when the iPhone initially came out it's main smart phone rival was the Sony W950/W960 Symbian based UIQ. Yes we know iOS was better, and that capacitive screens the way forward, but that doesn't mean Apple got there first or that others are ripping them off all the time).
Arguably the biggest change is something called App Clips, which is faintly reminiscent of Huawei's Quick Apps. These are effectively pared-down applications designed to launch quickly and perform a limited set of tasks.
You mean Sony's small apps surely? (present since 2012... Yes, they still make android devices, stop sniggering at the back and yes, everyone now seems insistent on ripping off their good ideas, like battery life preservers, small apps, decent music apps, etc etc)
Maybe Epic has a point in that it's well known that Apple enforces it rules in strange and bizarre ways from time to time (like kicking out a well established app because they're bringing out they're own).
If Apple behaved consistently, and I don't know, took less money on the purchases but charged more for dev licenses (for example) that might balance things out.
That said both sides haven't been honest here and most likely the only winners will be the lawyers..
I dunno, Techmoan seems to have revived a number of dead formats (I blame the nieche but rising popularity in Minidisc on the man) and whilst he does review stuff that he's paid to do he's not afraid of being critical.
It's better than the running joke that is Linus Tech Tips and their segways..
Fire icon because of the Techmoans recent vids on in-flight plane announcements...
For a while anyways at current reconning it's about 1,553 miles round trip not including detours.
As for stopping at every distillery.. I wish, but we do have a few key ones we want to drop in on (Campbeltown's Longrow being one, Spayside's Longmorn and Inchgoer being some others. Haven't decided on the Highlands/Lowlands yet..).
Thankfully after all this the wife has her driving licence so we can at least share driving duties.
As for renting a car.. Tempted to rent a Volvo 122S that I'd seen (an uncle in law owns a barn find 123GT that I've taken a shine to and the 122S is as close as I've seen for rent), but her that much be obeyed pointed out that would impact the whiskey budget...
Going to call out the further implications of this tech?
Think having anything with a screen capable of having a camera hidden behind it.
Some would make sense - camera hidden in a cash machine/ATM/hole in the wall. Bezel-less laptop screen without the F7 key popup hack for the webcam.
To the less pleasant, things like bus stop screens, tourist information screens, ads in shopping centres. To truly unpleasant like that big widescreen TV in your hotel room.. Or the screens in toilets like in service stations.
Me, I like knowing where the damn camera is.
Big Brother because with this he truly could be watching you.
That sounds like a Bruneian friend of ours. Just about every boarder guard at airports would pull him up over his passport (usually then proceeding to get every other boarder guard to ogle his passport as well).
Sometimes this would be a 10 minute wait... Sometimes it would be hours.
There's a reason he preferred to travel private jet if the opportunity ever arrose (he's one of their leading doctors so gets that as a perk now).
All apart from our local city airport... They'd seen him enough to not even raise an eyebrow usually (unless it was a new guard and even then I'm sure they had some system flag to tell them to not hassle him much).
On the flipside, I turned up to my current job in my best suit and dressed smartly for the first day after getting the job.
My manager took one look at me on that day and said he never wanted to see me wearing it ever again. So jeans and tee-shirt have been the norm ever since...
Well apart from the promotion interview. Old broken ribs causing my lungs to be in agony, cue heavy duty painkillers and a very tight waistcoat so I could at least speak without wincing.
Are proving difficult to aquire as I found out for the wife's semi-pro photo printer (2 cartridges? Pah! 4 cartridges? For the common folk... This one takes 6 because CMKY + grey and an extra larger black).
Just when we were thinking on boxing it away since it otherwise only got used three or four times every couple of months.
*scratches chin thoughtfully*
I wonder how specific the clauses are?
For that money I'd truly consider using them for something prone to having high wheel wear so that I'd get the best value for money out of them.
That said all I can think of is my office chair or maybe attach them to the welded steel frame I've got in the drive for a mobile workbench...
If AMD has always been playing catch-up, why did Intel licence x86-64 from AMD?
Whilst I would admit Bulldozer was a misstep, I've yet to see any evidence of incompatibility with software and AMD Ryzen/Threadripper/Epyc chips (for the record I'm running a Ryzen on my desktop and haven't come across anything that hasn't worked yet).
Though I'd always be interested to see if you have any sources for remark.
Useful things for stopping important buttons being pressed by accident.
Naturally the key is never anywhere to be found when you actually need it (usually it's hiding in an old floppy disk storage box that seem to lurk in server rooms built outside of the last decade and a half).
Coat icon because you always check your coat for keys first..
Hooked George Orwell to a dynamo yet? Pretty sure his spinning in his grave could power greater London by now?
Anyone else find it odd that the more the future becomes certain the past becomes less so?
I mean it taking Gas lighting to a whole new level (though our
unelected leaders currently are in the amateur hour level, what with blog editing and denying figures they put out mere weeks ago. And no, going for a drive to Barnard Castle is still not a good way to check your eyesight).
Can we have our competent but bland leaders back please? All is forgiven...
With regards to the lack of stars in the pictures. Have you taken a look outside during the daytime? See any stars?
This Sun thing keeps blocking them out by being an order of magnitudes brighter.
Now, if they went to the dark side of the moon. Then yes, they would have seen stars. But they weren't so they didn't.
It's a fallacy that when you see black skies, that you'd see stars caused by seeing it happen on earth and expecting it the same way everywhere else.
I've tried.. My dad also had a thing for Welsh ofr a while as well which was madness inducing.
On the flipside I married a girl who can speak in 6 different languages which is a feat I could never achieve (though I can at least order food in Spanish, Italian and Malay.)
As for the down votes, would the commentard care to explain?
After multiple tests it was concluded that my nervous system hadn't fully formed and for the most part I would grow out of it. Didn't help one bit with the dyslexia though (hate that word. It's cruel to have to try and remember which letter goes where in it).
I too have a retro laptop because it's much nicer to type on than newer machines (lenovo x200t, the thing is a tank and has my second favourite keyboard to type on).
I do wonder if there is any new machines with really good keyboards anymore? (the wife's new asus lappy isn't terrible but it's still not got enough key movement for me to be happy).
I managed to forget which drives I had my OS installed on for my home server and happily nuked the raid array whilst finishing up adding all 12, 600gb drives I've bought (they're getting pricy secondhand now, not impressed).
Thankfully, it was just windows 2012 r2 and I hadn't finished playing with it yet enough ot put anything sensitive.
So it's now running Ubuntu server and couldn't be happier with only cli commands.
People interested in a subject, more frequently interested in using products, services related to subject?!
In other news, Pope a Catholic, bears deficate in woods and Sherlock loses track of Schitt.
On a more serious note, the issue is also that the RTB ads are easier to setup for sites, since they don't require adding context for articles. But as with many things this is probably much more nuanced a subject.
The father in law gave me a very beautiful Chinese bird painting one. Had to explain that I couldn't use it for this reason which disappointed him somewhat. Now I just it as a picture on my desk and stick to using a grey paper cutting board that I've had for years (nice and stiff, really smooth and teflon mouse feet glide over it like a charm).
Asking on behalf of Enquiring minds (I know alot of Chinese people, who weren't born in China. I even married one of them). South-east Asia happens to have alot of racial Chinese around (South Thailand has lots, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia too). Then there's the North West American seaboard which has large numbers of 2nd, 3rd or beyond generation racial Chinese.
Most of them have very little connection these days to the Mother Country (though my wife has visited the village her great grandfather was raised in before he moved abroad).
Also what of those from Hong Kong or Taiwan? Things get strange when you're talking the difference between mainlanders and Honkies (blame the wife for that one) who tend to be somewhat confrontational at the moment.
Are you implying that the pudding is of equal quality to Dibblers eponymous 'Sausage-in-a-bun (contains meat with personality)'?
No mention of rejection notices at least being more clear other than some vague and arbitrary clause that doesn't mention what exactly has caused the rejection (is it a feature, function or some new rule thats suddenly come in when an update gets reviewed that gets your app rejected?).
Time as with many things will tell.
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